Asst Professor of Psychology @ St. Lawrence

Oct 01, 2019

St. Lawrence has posted a new tenure-track position in Health and/or Cultural Psychology.  Although not specifically a community psychology job (that would be my job at our small liberal arts college), many individuals who identify with our subfield would be qualified for this position.  As I noted, St. Lawrence is a small liberal arts college, located in the North Country of New York State.  Yes, we are rural, but the area is quite beautiful and nestled between the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Adirondacks, just 20 minutes from the border, a little over an hour from Ottawa, and 2 hours from Montreal. 

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

Primary Responsibilities:

A full-time tenure-track position in Psychology at the Assistant Professor level is available beginning in the fall semester of 2020 at St. Lawrence University. We seek an individual with background and specialization in health psychology and/or cultural psychology. The successful candidate will teach Health Psychology and/or Cultural Psychology (depending upon expertise), Introductory Psychology, and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. We are particularly interested in an individual who has a strong commitment to the diversity of the academic community and can demonstrate this commitment through teaching, research, and/or service. The university statement on diversity and inclusion can be accessed at https://www.stlawu.edu/president/statement-diversity.

Teaching load is three courses per semester. Sponsorship of undergraduate research projects is expected; opportunities for course release may be earned through this mentorship (https://www.stlawu.edu/psychology/student-research). Interested candidates may teach in the university’s First Year Program, our residential living/learning program (https://www.stlawu.edu/fyp). Additionally, numerous opportunities exist to mentor undergraduates, both within and outside the department, including working with students in the CSTEP and McNair Scholars programs (https://www.stlawu.edu/cstep-and-mcnair). Approximately 70-80 students (10-12 percent of each class year) choose to declare a psychology major each year. We also co-sponsor a Neuroscience Major with our Biology Department.

The successful candidate will join a department of 13 full-time faculty members and two academic support persons who are passionate about supporting our liberal arts curriculum through diverse and inclusive pedagogies and scholarly agendas. Our supportive faculty community regularly provides feedback and mentoring opportunities to new faculty to foster pedagogical and professional development. Our St. Lawrence faculty statement of values emphasizes valuing diversity, recognizing the inherent worth of every human being, putting knowledge into action to benefit communities, pursuing truth, and carefully considering evidence (https://www.stlawu.edu/academic-affairs/january-2017-faculty-statement-values).

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have their Ph.D. in health and/or cultural psychology or a related field by August 15, 2020, but ABD candidates may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship and indicate strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college that values diversity in the classroom, the campus, and the broader community.

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, teaching statement, research statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including official summaries of teaching evaluations if available, and representative preprints/reprints. Also, please submit a one-page diversity statement that describes your experiences with and commitment to diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. These documents should be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of the candidate’s application.

Additionally, three confidential references are required [the required information input in the reference contact information section of your application will be utilized to send a system-derived email requesting a recommendation letter from each reference].

Applications should be submitted by October 18, 2019. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as needed. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Mark Oakes, Search Chair at moakes@stlawu.edu.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background (including criminal records) check.



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